La política de drogas y su confrontación en el ámbito judicial

1 August 2009
José Henrique Rodrigues Torres

El presente informe es una reflexión personal del juez brasileño José Enrique Rodrigues, quien en el ejercicio de su profesión se sintió obligado a tomar una decisión distinta a los fallos dictados por otros jueces en casos similares de posesión de sustancias controladas.

El presente informe es una reflexión personal del juez brasileño José Enrique Rodrigues, quien en el ejercicio de su profesión, hace un año se sintió obligado a tomar una decisión distinta a los fallos dictados por otros jueces en casos similares, transgrediendo con ello la jurisprudencia en casos de posesión de sustancias controladas, y desafiando a la vez la propia legislación brasilera en la materia por su ambigüedad.

TNI y WOLA le solicitaron a José Henrique Rodrigues Torres, Juez de la Sexta Cámara del Tribunal de Justicia de Sao Paulo en Brasil, expresar por escrito los motivos para tal decisión, y el presente informe es el resultado.
>Descargar PDF
Más información: Proyecto sobre reformas a las leyes de drogas

Recent publications from Drugs and Democracy

Mexico: Challenging Drug Prohibition from Below

The horrific forced disappearance of 43 students in Iguala reveals how organised crime and corruption thrive in conditions of institutional or democratic weakness, shaped to a large extent by distinctive transnational relations (importantly, in this case, with the US). Fortunately groups like the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity are showing a burgeoning ‘social power‘ that has the potential to change politics and policy.

image[node-id]

The International Drug Control Regime and Access to Controlled Medicines

In poor and developing nations pain remains largely uncontrolled. Africa is the least well served continent for access to analgesia.

image[node-id]

Making a Mountain out of a Molehill: Myths on Youth and Crime in Saint Lucia

Caribbean states face challenges of youth involvement in crime, violence, gangs and other anti-social activities. It is not uncommonly heard the “drug problem” is to be blamed for this. This briefing wants to show this relation is far more complex and often misunderstood.

Global Experiences with Harm Reduction for Stimulants and New Psychoactive Substances

The Expert Seminar on the Global Experiences with Harm Reduction for Stimulants and New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), an initiative of the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Forum Droghe, took place in Rome on May 20, 2014 at Università Pontificia Lateranense. A total of 23 people attended the meeting, representing research and academic institutions as well as non-governmental organizations working in the field.